Upgrades for the town water system and a search for a new police chief will continue to be projects for Bethune Town Council for the foreseeable future. Council met Thursday for its last meeting of 2015 at the Bethune Recreation Center, followed by a community covered dish meal.
A special election to fill the District 1 Kershaw County Council seat recently vacated by Willie Mickle is set for March 29, according to County Voter Registration Director John Caughman. Caughman said if more than one person files for their party's nomination to fill the seat, a primary would be held on Feb. 9. If necessary, a runoff would be held Feb. 23.
John Caughman, Kershaw County's director of voter registration and elections, will make a public presentation during tonight's Kershaw County Council meeting on filling the District 1 seat vacated a week ago by Willie Mickle.
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery center inside the Blaney Fire Department on U.S. 1 in Elgin will close at 3 p.m. Saturday. Despite the Blaney center's closing, Kershaw County victims of October's storms and flooding can still sign up for individual assistance through Jan. 4, 2016. They can also obtain in-person assistance by traveling to disaster recovery centers in Columbia, Bishopville or Sumter.
On November 17, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a Candlelight Vigil at Hampton Park in Camden to recognize Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During the week of Nov. 15-21, various events were held to bring awareness of hunger and homelessness in the community. A food drive also was held to collect items for food pantries in Kershaw County. UWKC President Donny Supplee said the UWKC has future plans for a food bank. "We are looking at having a food bank that would supply the 16 different food pantries throughout the county. There is Harvest Hope in Columbia ...
South Carolina currently ranks first for incidents of domestic violence against women. Domestic violence victims often need legal and emotional support to get through an abusive relationship. Sistercare, a partner agency of the United Way of Kershaw County, is an organization which provides support for women and their children in Kershaw County who are in a situation of domestic violence.
When Kershaw County Council meets tonight, it will consider authorizing an application to the S.C. Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority for an up to $650,000 loan. The loan, according to a copy of tonight's agenda, would be used to pay for the construction of a new administrative/laboratory building at the county's wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff.